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Lakeside Restaurant

531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
+1 828-526-9419
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received excellent service at our lakeside table overlooking a large duck and geese filled pond. The food was well prepared, but it was the ambience that made the evening a hit.

2  Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I and two different sets of friends ate at Lakeside in July and August. Both times the meal was so delicious and the service was excellent!! The Grouper Maison is always a great choice but on the most recent visit my husband...More

2  Thank Food-lover32361
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Tonight my wife and I went on a dinner adventure crossing the mountains in southwest North Carolina looking for a restaurant in which we had never before dined. Our GPS system identified the Lakeside Restaurant in Highlands as one such place. We arrived to find...More

2  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in search for a restaurant that has a intimate setting a wide offerings of entree selections this is the place to visit. My wife & I were there for our 34th anniversary. The Lakeside service and wine listings are outstanding. Treat yourself...More

4  Thank fstop56
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Not far off Main Street in Highlands, NC, this restaurant was only a short walk from our hotel. We called for reservations, and I'm glad we did because they were busy. We chose to eat outside as it was such a pleasant evening out, and...More

3  Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the small view of the lake--we were celebrating our anniversary..I had shrimp and grits my husband had scallops he said they were very bland. That was sad because they looked very good. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and desert was good a...More

1  Thank RuRuStatesboro
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant with about 10-12 tables . Very loud and noisy. Suggest you eat outside on patio if possible . Had the roasted beet salad and not very good . Had the trout and did not like it at all . My wife had the...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Several friends hosted me for my birthday. As was expected the kindness, hospitality and cooking were superb. The huge lamb chops were cooked perfectly, the mushroom appetizer as well as the crab cake were cooked perfectly and just the right portion. Desserts are wonderful, we...More

4  Thank Dana C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My husband called for reservations two weeks in advance and the only time we could get was either 6:30 or 7:15. We took the 6:30 and ate inside but still had a nice view of the garden. Had the mushrooms for an appetizer they were...More

4  Thank LaurahLou
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The special of the day was soft shell crabs. A bit pricy, but it was worth it. Two huge fried softshells presnted to us were terrific. Nice menu as well.

2  Thank islanderuu
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15 April 2017|
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15 April 2017|
Response from britt s | Reviewed this property |
Probably depends on their busy season but we were there two weekends ago and just walked in and got a table. But it is smallenougth that is 3 other couples have that idea it will be full.
24 April 2015|
Response from Travlur58 | Reviewed this property |
They have parking right in the front door. If you have special needs I'm sure they will accommodate ....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-9419
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